News & Announcements

  • Winter Break Lunch PARTY

    Who: Anyone through the ages of 18 accompanied by an adult.
    What: FREE lunch (sandwich, vegetable, fruit, drink and cookie)
    Where: The "Red Door" Church (First United Presbyterian) - Oneonta, NY On the corner of Main St and Walling Ave - across from Friendly's
    When: Mon - Friday (February 15-19th) from 11:30-12:30
    Why: Because who doesn't love a party

    Call the church office at 607-432-7520 for further details

  • Evidence-Based Social Skill Training for Teens & Young Adults w/Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Parents

    March 16, 17, & 18, 2016 @ Herkimer College Rm 288, Reservoir Rd, Herkimer, NY
    Wednesday/Thursday 8-5pm
    Friday 8-2

    Download registration form online:
    Contact: Janet La Rock @ 315-574-7780 or via e-mail

    FREE for Parent/Family for individual w/disability or individual with ASD or other disability - deadline March 2nd.

    $150 for NON-certified Professional - deadline March 2nd

    $500 for PEERS Professional Certified Providers - must attend all sessions - deadline February 24th

  • Self-Direction information session

    The ARC Otsego will host a FREE Self-Direction Information Session for 1-3pm on Thursday, February 11th @ 35 Academy St in Oneonta.

    Individuals with disabilities and their families who are looking for more authority and choice in their supports and services will benefit from attending.

    Topics to be covered: What self-direction is, what can be included in self-directed supports and services and provides an overview of the process of becoming truly self directed in the selection and administration of supports and services.

    For more information contact, Marty Kuhn at 267-3210 or

    Participants are asked to preregister by calling 432-8595 by Tuesday, February 9th.

  • Families + Yoga = FUN

    Join the Family Resource Network for an afternoon of FUN at our February social event for individuals with OPWDD eligibility and their families. Come to this playful class where participants can move energy through their bodies and bring calmness into their minds. This class combines the use of music, breathing techniques, and yoga-based movements. Yoga poses can easily be practiced with individuals of varying functioning levels, ages and challenges. Yoga techniques relieve stress and anxiety in all populations. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise, mats will be available for your use during class.
    Instructor: Casey Calvey is the CEO and Founder of Spirit Song Yoga in Broome County. She has been teaching Vinyasa Flow style of Hatha Yoga Classes for the past five years. She has specialized training in teaching Yoga to children with Special Needs through Every Kids’ Yoga and Yoga for the Special Child. Casey has developed and implemented a curriculum for teaching Yoga in the Pre-School Classroom and has also taught Family Yoga Classes in numerous settings. Her classes are infused with creativity, acceptance and playfulness. She is delighted to share her passion for Yoga and wellbeing with people of all ages and abilities.
    Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
    (If we have to cancel due to inclement weather, you will be notified by phone and we will hold this on Monday February 15th, 2016, 9:30am-11:30am at the same location.)
    12:30pm-1pm Registration
    1-2pm Family Yoga
    2pm-2:30pm Healthy Snacks Provided
    Held in the Community Room at the Berean Bible Church, 109 County Road 2, in Greene. Pull around to the back of the parking lot to enter through the back door. Signs will direct you.

    This FREE event is for individuals with OPWDD eligibility living in the family home. Parents/Caregivers must participate. Poses can be modified if needed. Siblings are welcome. Registration is required by calling Shelley at (607)437-0077, with the name, age, and TABS# of the individual with OPWDD eligibility, names and ages of the other participants, and the best phone number to contact you. If you need modifications to poses or have specific questions about yoga, please contact Casey at (607)760-9549. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • CSE/CPSE Parent Member Training

    Edmeston Central School, February 10, 2016 - 9am-2pm

    Training offers perspective CSE/CPSE Committee Parent Members an opportunity to anticipate and explore their special roles and responsibilities. Review the Special Education process from referral to implementation. Summarize CSE meeting procedures, IEP development, and state and federal regulations. Explore specific roles, responsibilities, and effective communication as CSE/CPSE members.

    Parents contact Sheri Welch, or 607335-1320.

    Open to all, not just Edmeston parents.

  • Legislative Awareness Day-Your voice matters!!!

    Families Together in New York State - 2016 Legislative Awareness Day and Luncheon

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 10am-3pm
    Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY

    Are you a family member of a child facing: mental health challenges, addiction, involvement with the justice system, behavioral issues in school or involvement with the child welfare system?

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